From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the stories you’re talking about using #InstantIndex, or email us at ABC.WorldNews@abc.com, and they could appear on “World News.”
Page Boy Collapses in the Middle of the Queen’s Speech
It’s the thud heard around the world — the moment a 12-year-old page fainted during the Queen’s speech to Parliament today.
Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, seemed visibly concerned. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth remained unruffled, her eyes briefly darting up, before she continued reading her speech. The young boy is expected to make a full recovery.
Puppy Revived With Oxygen Mask
The image being shared across the nation tonight. A firefighter in Seattle pulled a puppy to safety from a burning home Monday and the Seattle Fire Department posted the picture to their Twitter. The firefighter applied an oxygen mask to the puppy that suffered smoke inhalation. The puppy is recovering tonight.
Secrets About Koala Bears Revealed
We’ve all seen the koala bear hugging those trees. Ever wonder why? According to a new study from the University of Melbourne in Australia, and published in the June 2 issue of Biology Letters, koala bears hug trees to help regulate their body temperatures on hot days. Thermal images show the koala bear, glowing yellow, is “hot” and the tree, dark purple, is “cool.” The trunk, therefore, serves as a sort of air conditioning unit for the animal. Mystery solved!
“Born in the U.S.A.” Turns 30
Born in the U.S.A. was the seventh studio album by American rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released on June 4, 1984. Born in the U.S.A. was the best-selling album of 1985 in the United States (and also Springsteen’s most successful album ever), selling 15 million copies in the U.S. alone, and 30 million worldwide. The album, a collection of 12 songs, had seven top 10 singles, including the featured title track “Born in the U.S.A,” as well as “Glory Days,” “Dancing in the Dark,” and “I’m on Fire.”